Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sister Alexia LaPorte, O.P.

Sister Alexia LaPorte, O.P., 100, passed away at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center, Kenosha, WI, on Saturday October 26, 2013.

Mabel Jeanette was born May 27, 1913, to George and Minnie (nee: Weiland) LaPorte in Detroit, MI. On August 30, 1943, she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1944 she was given the religious name Sister Alexia. She professed her first vows in 1946 and her final vows in 1952.

Sister Alexia’s many years of ministry were in food service and domestic work. She began her ministry in 1943 at St. Rita, Racine, WI. Other places in Wisconsin where she served were St. John, Little Chute; SS. Peter & Paul, Green Bay; St. Catherine Convent, Racine; and Our Lady of the Oaks, Pewaukee. She also served in Illinois and Michigan. In 1989 Sister Alexia moved to Siena Center where she continued her community service. She became a resident of Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center in May 2005.

Sister Alexia is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her sister, Patricia Krapp; her sister-in-law, Kaete LaPorte; and brother-in-law, Herbert Souder; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Elmer, George and Harold; and her sisters, Marie LaPorte and Eleanor Souder.

Visitation will be in the Siena Center Chapel on Thursday, October 31, beginning at 9 a.m. with a Remembering Service 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery Hwy 32. Memorials to the Racine Dominican Mission Fund have been suggested.

The Racine Dominicans would like to extend their thanks to Hospice Alliance and the staff that cared for Sister Alexia at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center.

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